Stanford University professor Jeremy Bailenson moderated a World Economic Forum panel with thinkers of the Metaverse and blockchain. Bailenson, founding father of Stanford’s digital human interplay lab recounted to Cointelegraph that the consensus was that the Metaverse might exist with out blockchain, reported Cointelegraph.
“Bailenson came up with metaverse Second Life which was founded in 2003. With 70 million registered accounts, Second Life has developed a robust economy where digital assets are brought and sold,” said Bailenson.
“You don’t need blockchain to enable the metaverse,” Yonatan Raz-Fridman, founder, and CEO, SuperSocial, stated.
Blockchain will play a key position within the Metaverse together with synthetic intelligence (AI) and digital actuality (VR).
“Companies like Meta will have to compromise on interoperability if they expect to participate. This meant allowing avatars to switch from one Metaverse project to another putting the digital clothes,” Raz-Fridman, stated.
“In metaverse, blockchain technology can provide the ‘crypto DNA’ that ensures a one-t0-one mapping of the individual to an avatar,” added Bailenson.
“Metaverse without blockchain is both thinkable and doable. But, if the main aim is democratisation of the internet, not to mention accessibility, transparency, and platform interoperability then the Metaverse must include blockchain.”
The metaverse is a seamless convergence of our bodily and digital lives, making a unified, digital group the place we will work, play, loosen up, transact and socialise. The metaverse continues to be early in its evolution, and there’s no singular, all-encompassing definition to which individuals can flip. Themes of what the metaverse is and could possibly be, nonetheless, are rising.
A key level is that there isn’t any one digital world however many worlds that are taking form to allow individuals to deepen and prolong social interactions digitally. The digital expertise is completed by including an immersive and three-dimensional layer to the net which creates extra genuine and pure experiences.
New strategies to transact and personal digital items are permitting creators to monetise their actions by means of tokens. The growth of extra immersive digital experiences is main individuals to make societies primarily based on shared values the place they’ll specific themselves in additional genuine methods.